Keeping things fun and funky on the Bench since 2008, Ruby Blues likes to show guests a good time. And it clearly works, with Ruby Blues being one of the most visited wineries in the area.
Everyone seems to know, or at least has noticed, the colorful VW Westfalia van parked outside the winery. The van is not the only draw, however, with the winery courtyard featuring beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding vineyards.
The owners previously built and established Red Rooster Winery (located just across the road) and then retired before realising that they miss the Okanagan wine industry.
Ruby Blues’ wine is produced exclusively from grapes from the Naramata Bench, resulting in fruit forward wines. The winery is best known for their quaffable red and white Stiletto blends. Pricing is very approachable, with bottles starting at $20.
At a Glance
Wine shop times: 11am to 5pm daily
Tasting room times: 11am to 5pm daily
Tasting reservation: Walk-in groups of four or less OK, reservations required for larger groups
Tasting style: Outdoor bar
Tasting cost: $10, waived on purchase
Child friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Weddings and private events: No
Last updated June 2021. Please note that the following information may change at any time due to Covid19 related policies and procedures. For the most up-to-date information, contact individual wineries before visiting.
- Pinot Gris
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Tastings and Wine Shop
Ruby Blues Winery is open daily throughout the summer tasting season, from 11am to 5pm. Tastings last around 20 to 30 minutes and are conducted outside, under the covered crush pad. There are a few tables but most tastings are held around wine barrels.
Tastings at Ruby Blues Winery cost $10 per person, waived with purchase. Inside the quirky wine shop, you’ll find a wide variety of souvenirs ranging from local art to VW Westfalia van figurines and stiletto themed gifts.
This winery does not have a restaurant or food available. There are many great Naramata Bench restaurants close by however.
This winery does not have onsite accommodation. Click to discover nearby Naramata Bench accommodation options.
This winery is dog friendly. There is a grassy area located between the wine shop and outside tasting bar. Two golden retrievers live on the property – if you have a reactive dog, this winery may not be the best choice for you.
This winery welcomes guests with children but the tasting experience is adult orientated. This may not be the best choice for families who have young children. Here is a list of local wineries that would be more suitable:
The ‘Find Your Groove’ Wine Club features two customised shipments of wine a year. Each shipment includes one case of wine (12 bottles), with the bottles chosen by the club member from Ruby Blues’ full portfolio. Shipping is extra.
Club members can also purchase additional cases at a discounted rate, with a flat shipping fee (based on province) regardless of how many cases are ordered.
|Wine name||Description/Varietal||Price Per Bottle|
|2019 Forever Young||White. Riesling||$22|
|2019 Commune Naramata |
|2020 Commune Naramata |
Bench Pinot Gris
|White. Pinot Gris||$22|
|2019 White Stiletto |
|White. Gewürztraminer, |
|2020 Commune Naramata |
|2019 Grüner Veltliner||White. Grüner Veltliner||$23|
|2017 Reserve Syrah||Red. Syrah||$50|
|Red Stiletto Naramata Bench||Red. Syrah, Merlot, |
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot
|2018 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon||Red. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon||$35|
|Peace & Love & Bubbles||Sparkling Rosé||$27|
Address: 917 Naramata Road